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Aug 3, 2009 6:30pm EDT
it fromank of america toy. the company dinot admit or deny the securities and change coission's charges, but a bank okesman called the settlemen a constructive cclusion. lel experts said it was worth noting the s.e.c. d not charge bankf america th fraud. finance professor james gel says a fraudharge would have trigged much stiffer pelties. >> the fact thatt was mislding and that they are not arresting people for secities aud shows that they may real think it was morof a paperwork error than an intentnal scam on the plic. >> reporr: regulators charge the documents bank oamerica sent to instors explaining its deal to buy merrillynch were false d misleading. that because bank of america said no bonuses would be paiat merrill witht b of a's approv. bank of amica did not disclose $5.8 blion in bonuses had, in fact, already been approvefor payment to mrill executives. members of congress ve spent many hours lookingnto charges ba regulators pushed bank of america ceo ken wis into a shotgun marriage with a falting merrill lynch. ngressional critic darrell issa says th settlement wraps up just o
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Aug 21, 2009 5:30pm EDT
foundation dedicated to promotg fiscal responsibility and aressing key enomic challeng facing america's future. >> good evening. i'martin savidge. already under fire even fore they made it official yestday anallowed a convicted terrorist to fly home to lya to die. e outrage only deepened toda after these pictures of byans lebrating abdel baset al mrahi's release were broadcast around the world al meghi, of course, was convicted for the 1988 bbing of p am 103 over lockerbie scotland. the teor attack killed 270 people. and today, once again, my peopleere demanding to know just why hade been set free. this matter of justi is once agn our "lead focus" tonight. >> reporr: abdel baset al megrahi should not be welcomed ba to tripoli, that s the message, the warni to libya om president obama in america. the demand responsible for the deaths of 270people, the biggest terrorist atck in britain was treated more lik a celebry or royalty changed into a dark suit, he was met off of thelane and then repeatedly gged by colonel gadhafis o son in fr of jubilant crowd. this morning the foreign secretary
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Aug 19, 2009 5:30pm EDT
. what's happening to the security america has spent and sacrifice to bringabout? >>> how to measure success in america's other warn afanistan. ares its first progress report. >>> we'll take you airborne to look a an extraordinary effort by the u.s. military to save lives in t middle of the war, welcome aboard anir amlance. >>> d germanyants a million ectric vehiclesn the road by 2020. we'll plug you in on how they plan to do it. >>> fromhe world's leading reporters and analyst here's what's happeni from around the rld. this is "worfocus." made possible, in pa, by th following funder-- major support ha also been provided bthe peter g. peterson foundatio dedicated to promoting fiscal responsibity dddressing key economic allenges facing america's future. >> gd evening, i'm martin savidge. >>> if youoke up this mning and turnedn the news you might have felt a sense of discouragement aut what you were hring outf afghanistan and iraq. more tha5,000 american trps have die in those two countries nce troops were ployed to afghanistan in the fall of 2001 and iraq in e spring of 2003. and hune
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Aug 27, 2009 12:30am EDT
, gorgia. he visited not just thafrican- america community but he went to the southwest ad visited with mrant workers. tavis: whatou mak of the fact there was the specialond between ted kennedy and his others and africaamericans? knowing your hiory, here you ara poor country boy from alabama, and there are aot of othe country black folk back in the y or be funded byhese rich white guys from massachusetts. -- who were defrded by these rich white guys from massachusetts. how was that? -- to work beiended by these rich ite guys from massachusetts how was that? >> it may have appeared be strange, ty could travel to e delta missiippi and georgia you cou see a picre, especiallyfter the assassinion of dr. king and john knedy, the would bea picture of jn f. kennedy, rert kennedy, martinuther king jr., and picture jesus. vis: i haveome church fans in my personal collection evybody who would go to ts churches would seehose pictures on tho fans. i was thought itwas azing that it wld be in churches all acrs america. >> have some of those al. somehow, in some way,hese men gave peop a sense of
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Aug 28, 2009 11:30pm EDT
best hope storing conservatism a america promise. am pleased to have him back at th table. lcome. >> sry you had to bring m >> i eny hearing the stories abt the ball girl lastime here. (laughter) >> rose: hoare you differentoday? >> you kno ihink -- i think i know now in 2009 what i did't know in 1995. >rose: i hope so. >> and ironically,'m counselling my liberal democratic friends, sayi just relax. you know, i tought 1995 wh we conservatives took over congrs, we owned the world. that we could pass whever we wanted pass through the house. he senate would confirm it. it would go to t white ouse, be signed ad it would be law and what iound out was james madion was a pretty smart guy. we darted further right than amera was ready to go. and you had moderate republicans and democra in the senate. it sort of cseled off the edges of tha agenda. the same thing'sappening now. and demrats have gone t far left. they ent too much money. they're movingaster than the middle omerican litical thought is ready to go. and they' learning the same lesson. >> re: are they doing that because it is th
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Aug 31, 2009 12:00pm EDT
and america'sha amased to have m back at this tle. welce. >> sorry you had to bring e. >> i joy hearing the stories out the ball gi la time here. (laughter) >> rose: w are you differt today? >> you kw, i think -- i think i know now in 2009 what i dn't know in 1995. > rose: i hope so. >> and ironically, i'm counselling my liberal democratic friends, sang just relax. you know, ihought 1995 en we conservatives took over coness, we owned the world. that w could pass atever we wanteto pass through the house. the senate would confirm it. it would go tohe white house, be signednd it would be l. and what i found out was james mason was a pret smart guy. we darted further right than amica was ready to go. and you ha moderat republicans and democts in the senate. it sort ofhiseled off the edges of tt agenda. the same thing's happening now. and docrats have goneoo far left. thespent too much money. they're movi faster th the middlef american political thought is ready to go. and there learning th same lesson. >>ose: are they doing that because it is their ideaologic place or are they doi that beca
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Aug 13, 2009 6:00pm EDT
of the rest of europe. welcome to "bbc worldews" broadcast to our viewers opbs in america also around the globe. cong up later for you, the rce of iran's fead be senged you militia. have an intervi with a former memr. anit's fewell to a pioer of roc music, the guitast les paul has died. hello. e u.s. governmt is making its view very clear. the man serving a lifesentence a jailf the bombing of a pa am jet should note releas early. he has ternal proste cancer. he could be freed next week on compasonate grounds. he served eightears of his sentence. the b correspondentllen little reported back othe saster in 1988. he has returnedo lockerbie now. >> t whole sky just lit up d it was le liquid fire starteto rain down on the car. >> like a atom bomb going off. it was a rrific mhroom of flames. >> i lost my broer-in-law, my sier-in-law. >> it was d winter, the longest ght of th yr. one ur into its flight. thpan am jumbo jet fell ou of the cd sky, the biggest mass murr in british history. he w sentenced to lif for plantinghe bomb i now likely to be releaseds early as next ek o compassionate gro
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Aug 14, 2009 6:00pm EDT
in america. code of rescue are fadg in typhoon-stricken taiwa 3 and 15,000till be trapp, a least 500 dead. -- in timtyphoontricken taiwan. 15,000 still trapped. welcome to "bbc world news," on pbs in america and elsewre around the wld. a new brigadeets to rk in afghanistan. the presidenpardon its five p traffickers. and theç liverpoolç and fun, singapore style. cashing in on a growing my of fans abroa the liverpool anthem. hel toou. britn's national health seice as a move to the cente of the controvsy in the u.s. over barack obama'oposeds health-careeform be and the president tries to regain. his opponentare tryg tcite the brish model as theay not to do it -- barack obama's proposed health-care reform. the president tries to recover. >> president barack obama and hifamily said it off for another town hl-style debate on heth care,but as america has wrestled with how to solve theroblems with its largely insurance-based system, public systs elsewre have been comg under fire. what we need to do is comep with a iquely united way of providg health care, s i am not in favor of a canadian sys
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Aug 29, 2009 6:00pm EDT
, the son of one of the wealthy men in america at the time, where did this concern for others me from? >> to whom much is given, much is expected. he joined th senate and hi brother ha just promised a civil rights bil he did n see it through. he was there. ted kennedy ce along at the time that t civil rights movement was at its heig. he was the to see this civi rights legislation moved through,n my opinion, into law. he was a fiter for civil rights than an he remained all the wayhrough. one thingeople do not rember, it was the behind-the- scenes kenny who was really interested in the people. for emple, during the vietnam wawhen they were talking about bringing home -- gettingut of vietnaat the end there was a closed-door briefing and the geral was talkg about how thewere going todo this eaking in tes of uni that woulbe moved between theipeline to gethem out othere. nnedy said, it a minute, general, we are not talking out units or pipelines. we're talking about people. that was the kennedy siature. e really saw the peopleehind the numbers. >>in 1968 he was somewhat ambivalentf the war.
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Aug 17, 2009 11:30pm EDT
, pticularly the lders of muslim countries. but with the obama speech it became cle that he's not, that america isot againsthis. if youomplain of the interventis of theforces in iran, iould say to you, don't interfere th the home affairs of otherarab countries like lebanon, like hamas and others. sincyou complain of this external or foreig interferen, so don't do it with other countries. are very keen. there should be stabity and no ability unless we havhe -- and with assist also. meeting with the autrity, with the raeli government. >>harlie: the president of egypt sni mubarak and all about theiddle east coming up. captioning sponsored b rose communitions >> charlie: we arin cairo, in egy for a conversation with the psident of egypt hosni mubarak. it imy nth interview with him. he is onthe eve of a visit washington to meet with esident obama and vice president biden to talk about thmiddle st and other issues. it is hisirst trip to washingtonince 2004. i am pleased to have him back on this proam for a conrsation abt the regio about the issues he sees, abo his re here in egypt for 28 years. mr.
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Aug 18, 2009 12:00pm EDT
clearthat he's not, that america is not against this. if you complain ofhe intervtions of the forces in iran, i would say to you, don interfere with the hom affrs of other arab countes. like lebanon, like hamas and others. nce you complainof this external or foign interfence, so don't do it wi other countries. we are very keen. there should sbility and no stability unless weave the -- and with asst also. meeting with theuthority, with e israeli government. >> charlie: the president o egt hosni mubarak and all about the mdle east coming up. captioning sponsor by rose comnications >> charlie: ware in cairo, ingypt for a conversation with the president of ept, hosni mubarak. is my ninth interview with him. he is on the eve of a visit to washington to et with president obama and vice president biden to talk abo the middle east and other issues. it is his first tri to washinon since 2004. i am pleased to haveim back on thisrogram for aonversation about the rion, about the issues he sees,bout his rul here in egypt for8 years. mr. president, thank you >> thank you. >> charlie: i come to cairo a
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Aug 6, 2009 1:00am EDT
: restoring conservatism and america's prise." i am pleased to he him back at th table. welcome. >> sorry you didn't bring me again. i enjoy hearing the stories abt the ball girl last tim here. i ke her erywhere i go. she ses books. >> rose: the best ball girl we've er had. she was good. and, boy, does she add to your show. >> oh, many i god. yeah. ople always ask why ka went on the bookstore with me. she doubles the sales. and tripleshe size of e audience. i'm not dumb! it's le i've got any own palin nobody's there to seehe old guy. they're there to s mika. >> rose: a the chemistry between the two of u. >> yeah. >> re: good for you. let meust talk about you first. first thnews. iwatched your show this morng as iften watch your show. the clinton story. questions? what'd you think? why didn't he speak? he wted to report back the whe house first? what? >> yeah, i think so. and i tnk it was a smart move for him. i'm confoued by some pple on the right actually cticizing this operation. this is very simple. >> rose: it' unbelievable to m o. >> this is very simple quid pro quo. we get two american
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Aug 19, 2009 11:30pm EDT
. one isow to recognize failure, twis the evoluon of god. fit, jim collins one of america's best-seing authors on biness andleadership and recognizing faire. >> you wld think-- at least would ha thought-- that t y great entprises fall is they back lazy. they just become sort ofat a corps lent and they nevereally wa to do anythin new or innovative anymo. and sure enough, if you do become zy and complacent an don't do anything new anymore you will fall. that doesn't rlly show how the mity fall. it's undciplined pursuit of more. it's overreacng. it's going t far. it's doing too much. it's uiscipline big thecht. >> re: second, rert wright, his w book authors a new rspective on god. >> when ople look at another group of people and thinkhey cabenefit from peaceful coextence, collaboration cooperation or just coexistence they will usually find a basis for tolerance in their religion. >> rose: a we end with an appreciation for don hitt, the under of "60 minutes". he die age 86. ji collins robert wright, and apprection of don hewitt. next. ptioning sponsored by rose communications from ou
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Aug 14, 2009 5:30pm EDT
the critisms of america's right. >>> fromustralia, a story on another issue that has rsed passions herhee -- t rig to di in perth, a adriplegic man has asked a judge to let h kill himself. tonight we have the rung. >>the president of taiwan raises the deatholl from typhoon morakot to more th 50 amidst mounting criticism his government s been slow to lp survivors. >>> and one night in bangkoks not st a hit song from the '80s. it could also describe howong it tes to go from one side of the city to the othe tonight, a reporfrom bangkok's notorious traffic. buckle up. >>> fr the world's leading reporters and alysts, here is what'sappening from around the world. this is "worldfocus." made possible in parby the followinfunders -- >>> goodvening, i'm martin savidge. >>> for weeks now, it's be topic number one ithe united states. the prident's ambitious plan to reform the health care system. there is probably no more controversial part othat plan an the so-called public option supporters say it will hel dre down prices by offering an alternative to privatensurance pls. bucritics say it's socialized me
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Aug 26, 2009 5:30pm EDT
challenges facing america's ture. >>> goodvening. i'm martin savid. >>the quest for peace in the middle east has been gng on for gerations now, and it never seems to get much sier. we got that pression again today after anotr apparently inconclusive meeting in loon between israeli pre minister benjin netanyahu and u.s. middle east envoy george mitchell. the two men and the two naons they rresent have been searching for monthsow for a way to resve their differences over israeli settlents in the west bank. the u.s. has been puing hard for an israeli settlement freeze, d the palestians are refusing to reart peace talks untiisrael halts all constructi there. despite their failure to rea agreement again day, the two sides wi resume talks in washington nt week. both men tried to put e best ce on today's talks. >> we've made so headway in the past five months. my government hataken several sts both of word and deed towards peac and i ho that today and in the coming weeks, we can movthe process forward. >> the american comtment to american securitis firm and unsheable. and we apeciate the opportunit
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Aug 27, 2009 5:30pm EDT
and central america focuses on immigrion issues. but tonight we want to explore another ory emerging i that rt of the world, the decriminalization ofrugs. last weekhe mexican goverent annoced that it will no longe jail users of smallmounts of marijua, cocaine and heroin. d other countries in that region have ten sim steps. what's it all about, for mre we are joined tonight from washington by john lsh. is a senior associate on drug poli for the washington oice on latin america which describes itself as ahink tank adcacy group promoting human rights anddemocracy in latin america. welcome to t program. first, tell us moreabout what these new laws in xico are. >> well, eentially they decriminizepossession for personalonsumption across a range of ecit substances, whether it'smarijuana or cocaine,nd th mexicanaw, while new for mexico, is not necearily new f latin america. there are similar decriminalizatn statutes up and down th continent, a it's a growing movement with recent argentine court decisions opening doorthe door to a simil reform in that untry. >> what'behind the decision to decriminalize
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Aug 17, 2009 5:30pm EDT
invisiblear. itn's nick pon walsh has our report.>> reporter: 2: a.m. ro to one of america's most besieg outposted. the pilots won't land in this valley exct on the darkest of nigh when they're escortedby gunships. the talin oftenlie andait inhe darkness o th rmote valley. the gunshi fire a missile io th hillside, aarning shot. outpost is theurther reach of america power surrnded by motains here in thepakistani border. a landing so the pilots worried that their zor blades could clipthe hillside. this ithe only way in or out of a ty piece of land. america fls it has to hold on to but isn't sure why. and while the wor's only superpower has found itself trapped. the hills all around offer beau and also nstant deadly atcks. >> we're surround in a bol. so we're constantly - >> reporr: captain porter leads a few dozen men pinned down among the sanags. they don't he much contact with the locals apart fr when they sotat their base. >> over 35 contacts with he emy since we've been here ju under three months. so keeping uson our toes. >> reporter: why? >> my boss told me to comehere. >> reporter:
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Aug 24, 2009 5:30pm EDT
and addressing keyconomic challees facing america's future. od eveni, i'm martin sadge. >>> the wain afghanistan. d tonight we want to ta a deeper look at thatonflict there from several rspectives you might not havseen, even though president obama has ordered 21,000 aitional troops to afghanist, america's military commanders are now ying that may not be enough to fight eectively against the taliba sterday, the cirman of the joint chiefs sa the situation is serious. and it deterrating. that assessment came st days ter afghastan's presidential election, whic continues to generate widespread allegations of fraud and intimidation as votes are counted for americans, voting freely and without pressures all but taken for granted, that is not the case if afghanisn. and toelp you unrstand tht, in tonight's "lead fos" we want to gi you a firstland look what e someafghans faced just for voting in remarkable piece of reporting of james ba al jazeera englis >> reporter: t taliban said th'd find the people who defied their ords and took part in the election. they are livinup to their word these ctures showe
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Aug 26, 2009 6:00pm EDT
family, he was a guardian. fo america, he was the defender of a dream. >> from a civil rights to batts over health care,e look at ted kennedy' legacy as the leing liberal in washingto welco to "bbc world news" . broadcast pbs here in america. i am -- 17% ofhe votes arnow counted. presiden karznches ahead in e afghanistan election. abl aziz ak-kim has died in exile in tehra >> hello. he s the bestknown american politician never to make it to the white house. senator edward kennedy has died afr a yearlong btle with brai cancer president obama scribed him as "th greatest senator of our time." he hd achieved so much,rom civil ghts to health care reform, and tributlowed in from a political foe a friends alike. this fromur north american editor. >> they called him the last line of the senate. he was the youngest of the kennedy clan who had bece kingmaker d never came, lofty aspirationundermined b deep persal flaws. the united states is in mournin but itis democra to agree thathe most. d by the president. >> he is one othe most accomplished americans er to serve our democcy. his etraordinary
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Aug 28, 2009 8:30pm EDT
of the wealthas men in america at th time, where did this concern for othercome from? >> to whom much i given, much is expected. he joined e senat and s brother d just promised a civil rights bl. he didot see it through. he was there. ted kennedyame along at the time thathe civil rights movement was at its heht. he was tre to see this cil- rights legislation moved throug in my opinion, into law. he was a ghter for civil rights than d he remained all the way through. one thing people do not member, it was the behind-the- scenes keedy who was really interested in the people. forxample, during the vietnam r when they were talking abo bringing hom -- getti out of vietm at the end. there was a closed-door briefing and theeneral was taing about how ty were going do thispeaking in rms of uts that wod be moved between t pipeline to t them outf there. kennedy saidwait a minut general, we are not talki about units or pipelines. we're talking about people that was the kennedy gnature. he really saw the people behind th numbers. >> in 1968 he was somewhat ambivale of the war. after 1968 h was very much
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Aug 31, 2009 5:30pm EDT
foundatn. dedicated to pomoting fiscal responsibility and adessing keeconomic challens facing america's future. >>> good evening. i'm daljitdhaliwal. he may not exactly be the rack obama ofjapan, but the man expected to come the ountry's next prime minister is talki aboushaking things up a way th japan has rarely seen. hatoyami will bring more leral politics andovernmentfter hisarty swept to power in yesterday's prliamentary eltions. and the wathat japan do buness with the unitestates and othe pows is also goi change. becae japan is on of americs most important allies, we will talk abou all of this in depth tonigh but first, we want to show you how it played out and the way it looked on television. japas version of electn night from abc in stralia. >> the democrat party of japan charged to ctory. in seisc shift in japanese politics, the center left position has broken the nservative stranglehold on power ending dades of virtual e-party rule. >>ranslator: the people are very angry with the conservative ruling party. i thank the pple who suorted us. we n need to fight and work hard. >>
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Aug 18, 2009 11:30pm EDT
is the unitestates. we have 2000 now studying in china. >> we havebout 90,000. >> rose:ou have 90,0 in america? >> studying inhe united states on different campuses, yes. >> rose: is tre a...ell me how you're emphasizing education. >> education, we have a poli that's actuall a national strategy. that is to develop countrie through ecation with scien and technology. so ts is the idea of fundmental picy of china. so that's why the government has put much emphasis on education. the government hasincreased its inpu in... that is t say has increased the government expenses for education. it's taking a larger share in terms of the budget ofhe country. and also vis-a-vis the.d.p. >> rose: when you look at t united states, what is it about the united states andts growt d development to its positi in the world today that yousay we want tomulate that. we want to copy that. weant to beas good as they are at that. >> yeah, i think wt the form and opening up iemanding is that we ne to learn om others, whater that is good for china. so i thinkhat's what we are. we have be trying to do since the beginning o
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Jul 31, 2009 8:00pm EDT
and new conveniences. america's minerals. they're the sff dreams are made of. the's more information at nma.org. >> corpate funding for "washington week" is so provided by boeing. jor funding for "washington week" is rovided by the annenberg undation, the john s. and james l. knght foundation, the coporation for publ broadcasting. and b contrutions to your pbs station from ewers like you. thank you. once again, live from washington, modetor gwen ill. gwen: good evening. six months in, appears thingsn washington are mor complicatethan clear. the presdent's poll nmbers are uniformly headeddown. his health re plan is snaged in t house and senate a the succs of is conomic recovery plasubject to debate. vi president joe biden speaking in chicago tday to the national urban league to fend it. >> housi starts are up for this month. doeshat mean we're out? no. do that mean there won' be more foeclosures? no. but we'rebeginning to movin the direction we have . th unemploymt rate sill i ucceptably high. but not growing nearly as fast. less good is not good but less good is better han worse. gw
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Aug 12, 2009 1:00am EDT
important part. our part is to pvide world soft sofarea, this ishat america is good and silicon valley is good at. >> that will ntinue, america's leadershipn creating software >> i think software is a area amera will continue toead and silicowill be at the tip at tha movement, it is a place we have excelled , think of the products y like to use, th are mostly american, and they d't use it becausit is built in america, they use it because it is the best. >> charlie: and why tha you knowthe thing is, we -- it isf course we have enormous lented people but what makes the software product rks an ability to build business around a compelling idea. and th, while this seems obvious in ameri and especially silicon valley, in most every other place i you want to bud a business say how will you make money tomorrow? and silicon value thinke build busisses around an idea, and then we figu outow we are going to me money and this is incredibly important becausef you wantomething to really work and something really complicated you cannotire pele who are motivated b a paycck, they have to live and bre
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Aug 19, 2009 12:00pm EDT
ates. we have 20,0 n studying i china. >> we have about 90,000. >> re: you have 90,000 in america? >> studying in the united states on different campuses, yes. >> rose: is the a... tl me how you're emphasizing education. >> educaon, we have a licy that's actlly a national strategy. that is to devop counies throug education with sence and technology. this is t idea of fundment policy of cha. so that's why the government has t so much emphasis on education. the government ha increased its put in... that is to say h increasedhe governmen expensesor education it's taking a larger share in terms of the budget of the country. and al vis-a-vishe g.d.p. >> rose: when you look the united states, what isit about the unit states and its gwth and development to its potion in the world today that you say we want to emulate that. we want to copy that. we want to be as good as they arat that. >> yea i think what the reform and opening up is demanding is that wneed to learn from others, atever that is good for china. so i think that's what were... we havbeen trying to since the beginning o the
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Aug 20, 2009 5:30pm EDT
internationalournalists are using the occason to take a look at the conditions in that country. just what has america's ally, had karzai, accomished during his five years in office? it's a matt of considerable interest in germany, whichas 4,000 troops in afghanistan. is karz doing a good job? not according to this story by germanese deutsche velia it's a how they see it report. >> reporter: many afghans ar unhappy with histyle of governme. he's been criticized for hnding official positions to powerful warlds. the organizaon transparcy internationasays afghanistan is one of the most crupt countries the world. translator: the governmentin kabul is only interested in its own survival, as long as it reins rife with corrupon and nepotism instead of concentrating on deliveringood leadership, it will only beble to survive wh military help from weste cotries. >> reporr: efforts to build e country have made sme progress, t more slowlyhan many had hoped. afghanistan has received billionsf euros in aid, including $550 million fr germany. but half of afghan sils still l below the poverty line. >> translator: gi
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Aug 21, 2009 12:30am EDT
out, as i were? >> well, tavis, if wre going to have ir health care in america and not have single payer, which meanshe gernment does it all, then there has be -- there must be a blic option, which is to say the vernment has to provide a competive altnative private insunce companies anthis talk abouwell, maybe we don't actually ed a public opti, maybe we can get a cole of co-ops to do something is really nonsense if there is to health care, government has to be psent with a publioption so there is genuine competition and the surance companies know they have got toffer fair prices and fair conacts to those who they contract with. frankly i don't think therwill be health care at l unless there is public option and i hope to god that ans there will ba public option. vis: interdependence in part ans having civil dialogue wi our friends and ighbors around thworld. what is yo sense of how these unciviconversations of late have beetaking place around thisontentious issue of health care? >> that is areat way to put , tavis. it is true that we are frids, -- we e used to being rather civil
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Aug 20, 2009 12:00pm EDT
's this case discussion with these student and i'm thinkingo myself what can i ink this group about america and i had a wonderful ment named bill lazier. and he alwampressed upon me yodon't have to have the answers. what you have to have is t questis. rose: my mantra. >> exactly. and if you have the questions, good answers wl come. and i thought a ieo west pointis question. theuestion s: where's america? is americat an inflecon point? and if so, which way? becae great tions athens, 500 b.c.e. rome, egyptian old kingdom, egyptian new kingdom, mians crete have fallen. so i put to the group america renewing its gatness or is th united stateof america dangerously on the cusp of fallinfrom great to good? the estion was rhetorical but the room exploded into this really remarkabl debate. there'no correlation by sector there was a lot of discussion and eat passion for the question. t the rea crical moment me at a break. chief execive of a very successf company comes up to me and hesays "i'm very intereed in the question at you asked this morning but ie be thinking about m company all morng. we've
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Aug 28, 2009 9:00pm EDT
the last 12 yeara numb of people visiting america's ergency rooms has ared. yet re's what's surprising: the mber of low-income people going to e.r.s has n increased. the increase has come almo entirely amongiddle-class people and many ofhem have insurance. >> whose insurance do u have? >> blue cros do you have your card with you? >> yeah. >> so why do thego to the e.r.? why aren't ty seeing their own doctor? many people thinthat they know what's wrong with e health care system in thicountry. millions of ople are uninsure and sure, that part of the probm. but that's not the wle problem. the whole problem is bigr than that. >> i am on top here. any problem up there? any problem in the back? there arjust not enough resources outhere for, not on your uninsured patients, but also your insured tients. insud patients have a problem also because tir doctors, when they call their office andays, "i need see... we can't see you for three weeks." "well, wt am i going to do for three wes?" >> open your mouth health care costs keep goi up, up and uand up. t the access seems to be goi do, down, down
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Aug 4, 2009 7:47pm EDT
i heard tha it spread in mexico then also spread in america. >> i take precautions for myself, i clean th pigs and make su i wear a mask when i enter the cge. >> reporter: no one is sure whether thearmers are adopting su practicees o whether most farmers n afor protective gear. and even though the fear of the bird u and swinelu viruss mixing, no ones sure when or if such a superug ight emerg dr. o'leary hds the world ealth organization office cambodia. >> i think it's largely a theoretical concer at this point, because we have many kinds of vuss around us all the time. so while we have to say that it's possible tat thesewo or oter virus may mix and reult in a new virus, that's essential always the case. we can have such a enario y time. >> repoer: he says the risk diseases that jump from one specs to another has risen in rece decades, with dozens of example from e bow la t lyme disease. >> theestruction of forests are ohhe urbanizion of people, that'sreated new opportunies for new kinds of interaction betweenumans and animals. another is the ease with which people move aroundhe w
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Aug 5, 2009 6:00pm EDT
soldrs. welcome. we are broadcast on pbs in america. coming up later for you --n unlikely savior for the humble hoybee. in the lasplace you might thi of. picte perfect pass. we take a look. -- picre-perfect pets. ello to you. ter the surise, tears, and giers, the speculation. how will north korea's sudden releas of two journalists at e behest of former preside bill clinton affect e retionship of the o countries? laura lg a euna lee are now backn calornia. president clinton will be briefing president obaman his meeting with kim jong il. from washington,ur correspondt. >> t plane touchedown in california. [applause] the t journalists, laura ling and euna lee rescu from the prospect of 12 yes in a north korean lab camp. she had not seen her moer since t arrest on the chinese- nortkorean border in march. >> we were taken to a location, and when we walked throh the doors, we saw anding before us, president bill clton. [applause] >> their rescuer said noing. it took weeks of tense secret diplomacy rrange the exaordinary measure. >> theeunion we've all seen on televisii think, is a srce
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Aug 6, 2009 6:00pm EDT
to do all we can to ensure that these attacks do not kemore innocent lives inhe future. >> america sa tt the insurgen tryingo topp somalia' government islinked to qaeda. the gro wants to impose strict islamic law acro the country. it portrays this as a hol war. it appears to be attracting suort from iamic extremists. several young men were arrested in australia accused of plotting terrorist attacks. in th early 1990's under bill clint's predency, american troops tried to intervene in somalia. when helicopters were shot down and american soldiers killed, the americanpulled out. reluctant to send tops again, the uned states is attracting forces loyal to the sali governme. in nairobi, hillar clinton met with the somali president with a clear message. w're with you and we will help you to stay in power. will support you wh trainingnd weapons. >> if they nt to obtain a haven in somalia which uld then attractl qaedand other terrorist actors, itould be a threat to the united stat. >> th was aery public show of american suppo forhe president. some analystwould argue that itould possibly play in
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Aug 12, 2009 5:30pm EDT
is a nior fellow at the new america foundation in shington, d.c. thanks f being with us. >> thank you for hing me. we've heard a lot tonight about w official corruptions impeding therug war in mexico and m wondering that why the mexican governme deployed tens of ousands of troops to fight drug cartels, and thens it working? >> it's one of the reans why there was a perceive depl the military, yes. the fact that a lot local police fces had been compromised and infiltrated which is recurring problem in mexico. i wouldn'tay it's only from corruption though. i think it's actlly a matter -- there was no other force t throw at the proem. mexico lacks a song muscular ti police force. so paly that the government was being outgunn. >> is it worki? >> there's a stalemate in place. it worked initially. a sort of shock-and-e element to having the army patrol the streets. buover time the cartels have adjusted to thnew reaty. and if you take say, srez in mexico lt month it was t deadlit month sincehe mexican revoluti in that city. so it'snot seen as a viable longterm strategy, no. >> the united sta
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Aug 17, 2009 6:30pm EDT
eress and discover financial services. bankf america, which has the highest default and linquency rates ong the top credit card issuers, said its chargeff rate inched do just a bit from ne to july. >> paul: bank of america and citi shares were ang the big board'most active. we'lsee them as we take a look at our stocks in theews tonight. >>aul: and those are the stocks in the news tonig, jeff. >> jeff: reader'digest associatiowhich publishes the country's most popular genal interestagazine, is filing for chapter 11 banuptcy protection the company has ached a deal withenders for $150 million in financing, so it canperate whilreorganizing. decling circulation, a drop in advertising and a $2-blion debt load dre the move. reader'sigest hopes to shed about $1.5 billion of that debt while in bankptcy protection. >> paul: tomorw, hewlett packarchecks in with quarterly results. we'll see hocomputer sales are trending as the tion heads back tschool. >> jeff: chaes schwab corp was sued todayy new york attorney general andrew cuo. he accused the brokerage business of misleading custors in the sale
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Aug 21, 2009 1:00am EDT
't just walk on a base and say i'm he to hire veterans and vetera can't walk into any corpore america building and say, "hey i'm a veteran,lease hire me." so this is a way for them come together-- on one aord and get to what'usually the last step, which is face to ce meeting. >>e do see a better quality of candidate it seems athe recruit military job fairs. then, i would say than the average job fairhat we go to. justecause the military core values are so tightly inrwoven withhat we have at bank of america. >> my job searchs going real well. they fnd at a table down there... ny defense contractors. beuse i have my license, they said i found a hard to fil position and they're ting to get pa h.r. right now d get hired, so it's ing real well. but to some, have supply cin experice that translates very well into our pply chain environment. contract notiation type "o" experience, corpate security, informion security, business continuityhat disaster management backgund in preparing for things to haen that you can imaginen the banking business translas very well. >> take my cargo to our weite
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Aug 21, 2009 6:00pm EDT
here onbs in america anaround the globe. i am mike embley. comingp later foryou -- security forces in a rock -- khanate protect e country? -- security forces i iraq -- candidate protect the untry? we revis the baltic states that joined nds for freedom 20 years ago. hello to you. it was outrageous, disgusting, said a white house spokesn. presidt oba saidt was jectionable himself. libya mount a warm welcome r the man cnvicted of the lockerbie mbing. terminally ill, aelbaset ali al-megrahi was freed on compassione grounds. the government is rejecting suggestions the real reason s to smooth commerciarelations with libya. christiafrazier reports from troli. >> thiss certainly ho libya wanted this trade -- but how much damage to th celebration of al-megrahi due to the relaonship with the outside world? he was welmed home like a decorated soldier. scottish plaids wehed in jubilaon. today, the goverent kept us away from his family, but we d speak to his brother in law. >> we are saddenedy the agedy of lockerbie and the people who lost their childn. but i assure you -- he is innocent. if yo
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Aug 23, 2009 6:00am EDT
oadcasters in america we are going to me bk and have atriking conversation. >> "whe house chronicle" is curtisn collaboration with whutt, howard university television. now, the program hosts, nationally syndicated columst llewellyn king, ando-host, linda gasparello. >> hello again, and thank you for coming alo. i promid you one of the people i admire in wasngton journalism, d here he is -- bob scranton. you probably remember him fro more than 20 years on cnn. -- herhe is -- bob frken. his real genius, ihink, has been kept from many o you, it as a writer. you can read him now politicsdailcom. you can look iup on thweb. i promise you wl be enrtained and enlightened. welcome to the show. tell me what it is likeo be a television correspondent it is thought of as alamorous thin is it glamors? >> i thinkou could take one look at me and see justow unglamorous it is. is actually quite bit of tedium. i think most people forget telesion the job of journali is the tedium of getting information right, the tedium of waing -- >> awaiting i can attest to. >> not to say at is not exciting. used to
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Aug 28, 2009 5:30pm EDT
facing america' futu. >>> good eveni. i'm martinavidge. >>> we are going to start tonight th afghanistan, where the death of a u.s. soldier today made this the deadliest month of the eighyear war for american forces. 45 u. troops have been killed so far in gust. itis withhat ackdrop, the escalatingar and its increasing toll that the wa for the results of last week presidential election ha turned increasilytense. we've learned on the dramatic example of that. a fiery meeting in ich the special envoy to th region chard holbrooke, raised concernsbout alleged election fraud th president hami karzai. kenny of itn puts it in context for s tonight's "lead focus." >> rorter: a president fast losing international support, a suspec and bloody ection, and one ve angry u.s. envoy -- the scene for a fiery meeti where richard holbrooke reportedly took hamid karzai to task and suggested a runf would help legitimize afghanistan's democratic process. the coalion is in a bind. foreign troops enable the first afgh-run elections in30 ars. but at the co of many lives. yet, there's no secretthere are deep res
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Aug 12, 2009 7:25pm EDT
in america is growin d see which communities hav bn most affected with our countyy-county map. you can go to nshour.pbs.org. next tonight: thcontinuing crackdown in myaar, the countryormally known as burma. newshour correspondent tom beaen narrates our setup report. >> reporter: ag san suu kyi awoke today in the homehat has been her prison f much of the last 20 years. the democracy activi and nobel laureate was coicted yesterday for olating the terms of her homeetention. the pressive military regime in myanmar has kept her confed for her litical activities. yesterday's decision stems fm a bizarre incident in may, involving an american manho swam across a lake to suu kys home. john yettaw claimed was trying to saveer from assassination. he stay at her home for two days. both were arrested and jaid on various chars yesterday, suu kyi was stenced to three ars at hard labor. but the sentenceas quickly reduc by the junta's leader to 18 months of he confinement. yettaw was sentencto seven yearsf hard labor. both verdicts will appealed, but suu kyi's attorney id it came as no surprise. he spok
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Aug 20, 2009 12:30am EDT
majorityf demoats in the congress and frankly aajority of america think there ought to be public option. all a public optio isllowing pele under 65 to signp for something likeedicare is all it is. and giving peoe a choice. nobody has to sign up for this. ifhey don't want a government program, then they on't have to sigup for one. and that'she way america orks is giving ordinary people a choicenstead of having t oice made for them by insurance companiesnd congresspeople and bureauats. vis: speaking of ngresspeople you don't think anof these persons, members of congress, whenthey come back to wo in a matter of days, are going to have been spook by all thi hue and c in these town hall meetings and therefe not cast their vote fothe public option? >> i think at the end of the day they'll d what congresspeople are supsed to do whi is work stuffut. the only difference is the republicans won't at the tablbut conservatives a moderates wi be in the form of blue dogs. i said, i think when we talked last week i said i thought the ue dogs made the bill a better bill and connue to think it's gng to be a
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Aug 23, 2009 10:30am EDT
's laest lutheran denomination, the engelical utheran church in america, hd its biennial assembly in minapolis. and as k lawton reports, crch policy about gays and lesbns dominated the agenda. >> he no fear, we will pray! >> rerter: they prayed for unity. but disagrments over homosexuity were clear as deletes of the evangelical lutheran church inmerica-- the e.l.c.agathered in minneapolis is week. >> we cannot changeod's law ande cannot change what is right nd what is wrong. how about jesus saying, juge not, tt ye not. be judged? >> if you're in favor ofhe amendmt, vote one. if you're oppos, vote two. plse vote now. >> reporter: tre was vigorous debate about whethethe denominati should lift its ban on non-celibate gaynd lesbian clery. aissue was a measure to allow loal congregations to hire gay or lesbian pasts who are in lifelong, monogamo relatnships. as of friday afternn, a final vote had t to be taken. >> it's certaiy painful when people say th your relationship or your call re t valid. >> reporter: aft acknowledging his relationship with anoer man, atlanta pastor braey schmel
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Aug 24, 2009 6:00pm EDT
evidented by images like the from abu ghraib and allegations that grossly undermined america's moral authority. the president is on holiday tonight with his fily. his admistration is haunted b thctivities of thec.i.a. he said hwants to look forward, not back. but today, it became much harder for him to lay the torture queson to rest. he long, bitter row about inrrogation techniques is already unr way, fueled by the details we're gtting in that newly declassified c.i.a. report. the document ss, for example, thatne interrogator thatened khalid sheik muhmad that if any oth attacks happenedn the united stas, "we're going to kill your children." >> philipa and adam lynn in waington. it's beenrevealed pop st michael jason's death was caused by thal vels of the por anesthetic prpofol. e los angeles coroner's findin have been madeublic in crt documen. the singer diedwo months ago at the age of . he had suffered cardiac arrest at his he in l.a. his doctor, dr. nrad murray has been interviewed twice by police but has not been med as an officiasuspect. eculation about this drug has been around
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Aug 30, 2009 9:30am EDT
he was runng for the nomination thiing, is america ready for this, and will therbe a backlash? so are we seeing a backlash? >> well, l me just s that alalot of these comments have bn emanatg around the whole healthcare iue, and thereave been some -- >> that had nothing t do with it, and by the way, i hate to sa this, but y kin of expect it from the likes of glenn beck, butou don't expect i from a man. >> no, no, women c be rist. iean, i don't think -- i think gender has nothing to do with it. what i'm saying is that this issue has been filled with, y know, tn meetings that have hteful comments coming from ettyrganized groups. you had antiabortion people yellingt one town hal meetg. what we they doing over there? > one at aime or nobody gets hurt. >> i listen to you >> wha it does is to reduce discourse t the fringe pa of evy healthcare argument. to they're going t kill old people, they're going to do that, as opposed to discussing what if we just left healtare ale the way it is, what do you think the con consequences woul? >> think this representative's mments, she's freshman cong
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Aug 26, 2009 7:00pm EDT
ewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: nator edward kenedy, patriarch of america's best-known polital family, oftecalled the "liberal lion" of the senate, died at his he inhyannis port, massachusetts, last night aftebattling brain caer for a little more than a year. duing his 46 year tenure in washington, he pushed for legislation on educaon, poverty and alth care. today he was wily remembered as gifted leader and legislator. we begin our covage with the personal memories of one ohis osest friends in the senate republican orrinatch of utah. >> sator thank you very much for talking with us. >> so nice to b with you, judy. >> woodruff: what e you thking and feeling onhis day? >> naturally, i'm griefing. i knew ted was going to die but i pyed for him every day hoping for a mirle. i chatted with his wi, vicki this rning and she course was broken up but she was very, very kind a nice as she really is. i'm goi tomiss that man. we-- we- i went backhere to fight tekennedy, and i think we fought each oth for all of my years, but when we got together, whewe got together people would s, "oh, g
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Aug 26, 2009 9:30pm EDT
wh he spoke, he spoke, think, tohe heart and to the sl of america. i would never rget that speech. we are confronted prarily with a moral iue. it is as o as the scriptures and is as clear as the american constitution the heart of the question is whether all americans are to be afrded equal rights and eql opportunities. rrator: within weekskennedy sent the longwaited bill to congress. it washe most sweeping civil rits legislation since reconstrucon. if you look ba, um... at who jn kennedy was when he ca to the united statesenate... and u see who he was on rial issues when he died, you ha to say that's at you want. you know that most white americans are racist you can't help but be racist inhis culture less you have superb parents what you hope is that whit americans can be eduted and that they can be purged, to some real degree, their racism, and that they can brought to do decenthings. that's what happened to this man. narrator: bor day, 1963. thkennedys gathered at hyais port. later that day, kennedy epared to be terviewed by walter onkite about the growing americ commitment in vtna
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Aug 4, 2009 7:17pm EDT
delinquent mortgages, while bank of america, with a much high volu, has modified ju 4% of its delinquent home loans. th wells fargoumber was 6%. j. p. morgan chase came in a 20%. david a nider o j..morgan ase says thos numbers don't tell the whole stor >> it's going t vary widely epending on where the servicers is located, h big the servicer is. one thing we can't forget is h many customers are we actually hping, and if you look at the size of howany stomers chase has helped, versus the ze of our agegate portfolio, we've perfmed very well. >> report: barr would not characterize individl leers, but promised re scrutiny. we are going to be increasing focused on e lag ards. looking to see ways tourther incentivize the performance. freddie mac, our compliance agent, will be cducting second look reviews, auditing mples of mortgage loa applications for modification that hadeendenied. >> reporter: governme officials advise borrowers to seek free counselg to aid foreclosure rescue scams, and to t to help them negiate with banks. as for the hoyles, they are temporarily movinin with relativesntil they
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Aug 10, 2009 7:00pm EDT
there clear are peoplein america who believe in estlishing euthenasia. >> reporter: what is fueling the fi a provion in the 1200-page hse healthcare reform bill that wou allow seniors to seek what lawmakers called advanced care planning consuation. at provides end of life services includi palliative compare a hospice. the counseling with the physician uld be optional and medicare would pay for it once every five years. critics of the democrats hlthcare reform bills have seized on this. on ytube, e-mailhains and blogs online. alaska's former republican governor, sarah palin, hosted thi entry on her facebook page friy. the america inow and love is ot one in which myparents or baby with down's syndro will have to stan in front of obama's dbt panel so bureaucrats can decide based on a subjective judgmentf their level of productivity and societyhether they areorthy ofealthcare. such a syem is down right evil. today, palinrged people to engagin civil diourse when attending twn hall meetings spsored by democratic members of the househo are home on recess. those members found ma seniors across the
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Aug 11, 2009 1:00am EDT
nature ofur economy? why do we consume so much? is america still global leader? en you peruse the book shelves and read t op ed pages you see titles le a failure of capitalis big government ahead. america the tarnished. now comes kurt andern who examines howe got here and where we go in a new book, reset, how the cri kiss restore our vues a renew erica. it grew out of a essa he ote in "ti" magazine called thend of exss. i'm pleased to have our friend kurt andersen back at this table. you just saw me do a prograon iraq an afghanista so what are your thoughts abou america's efforts there and the risks that we have that afghanistan becomes a long slog as iraq became. >> it may welcome that. and at was a great show, to talk about. cause i don't think as your guest said thatpeople, americans generally understand wt a -- what a large engagentfghanistan may become. i dohink the factthat th obama adminiration, a guy who after all got elected as the ai-war candidate of thewo leading democratic candates has proven himself to be not any kind of cut and run dove at all. and to me, and this does wo
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Aug 13, 2009 7:00pm EDT
; and richard ksch is the national camign manager of health care for america no a liberal grouwhich has urged its pporters to turn out at the meetin. thank you both for being her we tank you for being prt of this discussion. and dick armey, i'm gog to come straight you on the basis. you believthat there should be some fm of reform of health care, heal insurance, bu a more limited form than what the presint favors. >> yes, i do. go back to things i've argd for, rteform, as much as $100 bilon just sheer abject waste. >> woodruff: tort refor, for people whdon't know the legal term mean >> it cases doctors to oder up extra procures on behal of patnts that are not needed medically, but they need themin case they end up in a courtroom. i watch this process, the thinthat breaks your heart aut thats especially wi older folks to be subjted to extra predures that are no medically necessary, it's a ve difficult buen for them to rry when they are already tentimes quite fragi, and the procedures themsels can be quite a stressful experience for them. >>oodruff: so tort reform would be an importan change?
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